LCO CAD consultants have extensive experience in creating easy-to-use AutoCAD and Autodesk tutorials, which for twenty years have been used in hundreds of UK colleges, training centres, company training programmes and universities.

Hundreds of trainers and thousands of students have adapted these manuals to meet their specific needs.  The materials have been used for tutor-led study, in-company training as well as those who simply want a self-study programme, something that offers individuals an independent path to a qualification (City & Guilds, BTEC and ECDL certification).





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All these tutorials are now available:

AutoCAD 2D Release 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Tutors   ( *11th Edition* )

These training packages each contain 50 modules.  There are over 800 pages of liberally illustrated instruction covering all of the main AutoCAD commands, and designed to meet the requirements of the City & Guilds, BTEC CAD & ECDL qualifications.  The ECDL Foundation Ltd has certified this tutorial as the approved courseware for the CAD V1.5 syllabus.   [Download a sample now]


2D CAD (AutoCAD) Training Workbooks Level 2 R2012 & R2013

These workbooks are an abridged version of the 2D Tutor, catering for engineering/architectural courses that simply need key CAD outcomes.  There are 27 workbooks in the Level 2 series, each requiring a maximum of 60 mins to complete.   [Download a sample now]


AutoCAD 3D Release 2008, 2009 & 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013  Tutors

These training packages use simple step-by-step instruction on how you can construct 3D surface and solid modelling.  They have been designed to meet the requirements of the City & Guilds and BTEC CAD qualifications.   [Download a sample now]


Autodesk 3D Inventor Release 2010, 2012 & 2013 Part 1 Tutors

This training package uses simple-step-by step instruction to show how you can produce 3D solid models using 2D and 3D sketches and assembly.  It contains 10 modules and covers all the objectives of the City & Guilds qualification Level 1 & 2.   [Download a sample now]


Autodesk 3D Inventor Release 2010, 2012 & 2013 Part 2 Tutors

This training package enhances the basic 3D modelling knowledge achieved in Part 1.  It introduces how assemblies can be created by three different methods: Top-down, Bottom-up, Middle-out.  The techniques used to create an animation of the 3D assembly models are explored in depth.  This tutor covers all the objectives for the City & Guilds qualification Level 3.   [Download a sample now]